Actually, help me help my mother-in-law, please. My mother-in-law, at 89, would like to get a smartphone. Why? I think it's mostly because she feels a bit left out when people around her have smartphones and can send/receive text messages, FaceTime and take decent photos without always carrying a camera. My MIL is very smart and extremely active. She's difficult to track down most days, leaving the house early to walk a few miles, then off to yoga or weightlifting, driving friends around town to their various appointments, then volunteering at church or doing something at Orchestra Hall or some school, then out to dinner with friends. Her husband, who died a few years ago, maintained his sense of humor even though he had Alzheimer's. Whenever we'd ask where she was, he'd tell us to check with her secretary and chuckle (he's the guy I took to D.C. on the Honor Flight). I'm not excited about her having a smartphone. She's struggled in the past to use touchscreen devices, and while she's pretty adept at various tasks on her laptop, I've had to come to her rescue a fair number of times. Her carrier is Consumer Cellular and she currently uses the DORO PhoneEasy 626 flip phone. She deserves a decent phone, and she should be able to afford it along with accessories and a monthly phone/data plan. I think we'll stick with Consumer Cellular, and I plan to set her up with a 2GB monthly data plan. 1 line w/250 talk minutes is $15/month plus tax. She sometimes gets bumped up to the unlimited talk for $20/month. 2GB data would at $10 (includes unlimited texts). We (my son and I) think the iPhone Xr is right for her and would cost $750. More expensive iPhones would be overkill and less expensive are getting a bit long in the tooth. I want to take her to Best Buy or other local store where she can hold the Xr and even play with it a bit. So, my first question: This is crazy, right? Next question: Consumer Cellular + iPhone Xr seems reasonable? 3. What accessories should we get right off the bat? Can you recommend a particular case, car charger, maybe a stand (charging stand?), screen protector? 4. Recommendations for configuring the phone and iCloud account for automatic backups (especially photos), safety and ease-of-use? After cataract surgery, her eyesight seems quite good, but I want to eliminate clutter so she can more easily navigate the home screen. 5. Tips and tricks? 6. App suggestions? 7. This is crazy, right?